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Nøgne Ø Dark Horizon Second Edition

Formerly brewed at Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Imperial Stout
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 466   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 7, 2008
EBF 2008, Copenhagen. Black in colour. Very soft on the tongue with tons of flavour - chocolate, coffee and lots of hot, warming alcohol. Still very dry at the finish though. Perhaps I am more accustomed to the style now than when I had the first edition. Very drinkable given the extreme strength.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2008 500ml Bottle # 14292: Lightly sweet aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, alcohol, slight smoke, roasted malts, slight vanilla, and slight tar. Poured dark black in color with a tiny dark brown head that disappeared immediately except around the edges where it lasted throughout. Opaque. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of coffee, chocolate, alcohol, roasting, malts, light smoke, light tar, and some licorice. Fully body. Thick, viscous, smooth texture. Soft carbonation. Roasty, malty, chocolaty, coating, finish, with significant alcohol warming/burn. For a 17.5%ABV brew, the alcohol burn was on the low side of what it could have been. Fucked me up.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Furseth (2057) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2008
Bottle: Black colour, with a werry nice creamy head. Aroma of : Smokey, citric, Iron, vanilla, chemical,coffee, dark chocolate and dry fruits. Flavor is amost the same, but a lot moore complex, coffee, vanilla,expresso coffee,alcy, saltlakris raisins, long smoke/viny coffee finish. full body. An IMPY, who will get better after a few years againg. But werry nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bermod (119) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2008
Strong, warm aroma is earthy, a lots of coffee and chocolate, roasted and burnt malts and licorice. Very strong, roasty and burnt flavor with chocolate, coffee, salty licorice, liqueur and in the finish some alcohol too. Best IS I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
finol (2846) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2008
Bottle from Systembolaget (temporary) Black beer with a small toffe coloured head. Very chocolaty taste. Surprisingly easy to drink dispite the high alcohol content, rather unusual for this type of IS which usualy needs a few years in a cellar before beeing realy enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TET (2441) - Kaarina, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2012 A Black beer with a beautiful and dark brown, thin and vanishing head. Aroma is strongly roasted, sweet, some alcohol and fruits. Taste is strongly roasted, lots of black coffee, alcohol, peppers, quite much of sweetness, some warming alcohol in the throat, but it doesn’t bother the taste, still some liquirice booze, lots of herbal bitterness, dry aftertaste. Full-bodied and strong beer, even dry aftertaste there are some sugar left, because lips are sticky while after start. Dark Horizon 2. edition is fleshy, thick, coffee-like, strong, warming beer that might be better later when flavour will be calm down; still worth to try even now at freshly. Updated 16.7.2012. Now when this beer is older, quite nicely balanced, great aroma, alcohol is still there, taste is probably dryer than the fresh bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (5169) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2008
Bottle. Almost black with a small brown head. Rich chocolate, vanilla and coffee aroma. Some alcohol, blending with chocolate-vaniila flavours, less roast, but well-balanced all the same. Rummy flavours. Hides it strength well, though. The label recommends storing it for just another year, but impatience prevailed. I am not a big fan of these wipe-out beers, but then again Nøgne Ø seldom disappoints, whatever style they decide to pursue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1761) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Pours black, with a brown head. Aroma is molasses, chocolate, dark fruit, licorice, and roasted malt. Flaor is the same. Body is thinner than the first edition. Good, but nowher near the first edition.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (16564) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2008
(EBF 2008) Black color, brown head. Licorice and cocoa aroma, milky notes, some vanilla. Alcohol flavor, slaty and spicy but too strong.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
henrikb (1261) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2008
Very black body with a brown fine bubbled head; Incredible nose, layer upon layer upon layer......softer dryer cocoa, some almost perfumed, some sweet softer, great; Super body, very small bubbled sharp biting carbonation on velvety soft body, sweet complex and great; Long finish with alcohol sharper aromas and a sharp textured bite. Incredibly complex, yet super balanced beer!

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